Appreciative Dialogue: Managing Self-doubt Through Inspirational Discourse

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Appreciative Dialogue in a counselling context is a shared experience between student and counsellor with the intention of moving from self-doubt to inspired, positive action. Influenced by the core principles of AI – and central to ApDi – is the understanding that the positive emerges through the possible. This article reports on a study of undergraduate and graduate students presenting with self-doubt, and its disabling impact, within a six-month period who engaged in ApDi specifically designed for a counselling relationship.


Author: Keith Storace

Keith is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and an associate fellow with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). He has been the editor of the Voices from the Field column of AI Practitioner since its beginning. 


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